Who We Are:
Tom Watson has been an antiques dealer for twenty-four years. He worked with long-time Jacksonville estate appraiser and liquidator Richard R. Lake, before conducting estate sales by himself, in 1984. He is currently a licensed appraiser and a trusted liquidator. Once we sign on to do an estate sale, we require at least a week to clean, arrange, and price the furniture and accessories to be sold. We provide folding tables and linen cloths to assure an attractive display of silver, glassware, and china. Tom personally does all of the pricing. We pay for the print ads in the newspaper and prepare an internet video presentation of the sale items.
- We usually conduct a three-day sale Friday through Sunday. Tom and his associates cashier, assist buyers, and provide security.
- We hold prices firm on the first day of the sale, reduce them twenty percent on Saturday, and fifty percent on Sunday. We take bids and do our utmost to realize a fair market price for everything sold.
- Upon completion of the sale we sweep-clean the home and provide the family with an inventory of everything sold and a check for the proceeds.
- We make every effort to address the particular needs or concerns the family might have and to conduct a stress-free and successful sale.